Originally Posted by hitest
In Slackware there is no rush to get a release out the door, there is no pre-set time table. Each stable release of Slackware is announced when it is ready
. Each stable release of Slackware is thoroughly battle-tested. This is why Slackware deservedly has the reputation of being rock-solid.
Slackware is number 1 in my book!
Surely all these points apply equally to RHEL and Debian as well?
I get it though now thanks. I wasn't aware of the amount of work the big distros do on so many upstream packages, so it makes sense that during the long testing cycle they are largely testing their own patches/modifications rather than testing the upstream product.